Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
writers who changed america."tho the author joins us on our set at the mall. christopher bram is the author.a christopher braum, what is gay writers?ction and >> writing about gay men andac women with a user theirof somy e experience n in the fiction, fm poetry and plays this kind of you're not pertaining to be somebody youer want about, i wat qualified to include women too. but so many gay and lesbians both are writing from their firsthand experiences you might who are some of the early gay american writers a profile? >> i begin with truman capote, who published their first major books within weeks of each other. i follow that with allen ginsberg, james baldwin, christopher isherwood, tennessee williams was also working at this time too, this is like the first wave, and they caught a lot of grief for what they wrote. right after world war ii, homosexuality was illegal in all 48 states. you couldn't talk openly as a gay person. but you could write fiction about it and say i'm not writing about myself, i'm writing about these other people who are fictional. everybody saw through this
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the year. >> host: christopher bram's first book is "eminent outlaws: the gay writers who changed america." he has been our guest on booktv on c-span2. thank you, mr. christopher bram. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> a program now from mark edmundson and his chronicling of the last years of sigmund freud. in the publication of his final book. sigmund freud died on september 23, 1939. this is about 50 minutes. to . [applause] >> thank you all for coming i know this is kind of an inconvenient time. thank you for this touching introduction. it is fair to say that some of the people who were helpful in this book he need to be thanked. no one was more helpful than my wife. she gave me the time and space to do well and also, my sons. they are here. they are in many ways helpful. thanks to them, and thanks to the institution. i had begun the idea of writing books thinking that it was an individualistic thing and then you retreat they are somewhat of a collective together at the support of this university. and my colleagues of the university of administration really dreadfully diffi
Sep 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
before. >> we are talking up with christopher bram. this is the most recent book. is this your first nonfiction? >> yes, estimate of comedy writers who changed america, the first call comes from randy in salsa, oklahoma. >> how are you all doing? >> i have a question about the doj five group that was established in the 1970s. a group at the federal level and what effect it had on national security are you the fellow that was on turkey mountain? by the way, you can google this, she is the sister of a whistleblower who has been exposed to some of the activities with janet reno and so forth to when you are talking about the doj project, you are talking about the department of justice, right? >> guest: i'm not sure. >> host: peter, we will move on to you. >> caller: we are now enjoying the coolness in charleston, for a change. >> i just turned the tv on, so i may have missed. you might have covered this already, please excuse the question if it has already been answered. i have always loved walt whitman. i just love his work. especially in april when lilacs last by the dooryard balloon.
Sep 24, 2012 1:00am EDT
by christopher bram, eminem velte walls gave writers in america. again book of the gentleman later on in the day will be joining us on the set to take your calls. charles will also be in the contemporary life tent. no one's world is about what he calls the coming global of term. representative john lewis, a well-known civil rights leader and member of congress and his book is called a cross that bridge. we will be life webcasting that. and then npr steve inskeep will be talking about his first book life-and-death in karachi so that is the line that on both c-span2 and don booktv.org. two options, turn on your tv, turn on your computer. you can watch them both and if you happen to be in the area it's a beautiful day in washington of 70 degrees, low humidity. come down and say hi. this c-span bus is here. you can pick up your book bag from the folks on the bus and say hi. we would love to see use of that is the lineup for today live coverage for the national book festival. no in just a minute susan hertog will be starting on the history and biography tent introduced by the library of